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Latest posts by landgirl100

Can You Identify This Plant?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:34

Vinca major (leaf edges are ciliate).

which dwarf magnolia

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 17:52

Quite a few magnolia species don't flower until May or June, for example Magnolia sieboldii, M. tripetala and M. wilsonii. They will often be in leaf by this time. 'Sunrise' is apparently an April/May flowerer. Best advice would be to wait and see how it develops this year.

upsetting sight

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 23:11

I mentioned this thread to my son, he knew all about the birds-pecking-out-the-liver theory. I wonder if it is true? There's nothing on the Froglife website, and I can't find any reference to the crow business since 2011 (it was in Australia, with cane toads).

Hanging basket seed disc advice please

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:08

I tried these in pots two years ago, just laid in the centre, and they were really quite impressive. I got mine from Morrisons for a couple of pounds each. I'm sure it would work to cut them up as well, though. One of the pots re-sprouted the next year and was nearly as good the second time around - excellent value for money!

name that weed

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:55

I agree with Nut, most likely to be Geum urbanum, Herb Bennet. Geum rivale (Water avens) has peach-coloured flowers and would be less likely as a garden weed. Herb Bennet doesn't mind wet or dry conditions. As it's a perennial, I wouldn't put the roots on a compost heap.

Plants for shade

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 17:37

Hardy geraniums don't mind a bit of shade and come in pinks, blues and white.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:49

I'm sure I will have some spares when the time comes, I always grow too much! Plenty of time to work out the logistics later.

were has my thread gone

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:47

Click on your name at the top right of the screen, and a list will appear. One of the options is "My posts". You should be able to find the threads from there.

Ranunculus and Anemone de caen

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 14:23

Charley, you say your soil is too acidic for your rhododendrons, but they do prefer acid soil - are you sure you need to dig them up? 

mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 23:22

Callitriche is common in fresh water in the UK, and from my botany books the appearance is similar for a couple of species. I'm not totally convinced, however. 

Stansty, why not post your photos on iSpot? They are great at ID over there.

Edd, you are right, there are lots of alien plants (love that expression, makes me think of plants in spacesuits!)

Discussions started by landgirl100

Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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